Create a one-click shutdown for Windows!


Create a one-click shutdown for Windows!


This question was answered on August 30, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Tired of clicking ‘Start’ and a bunch of other clicks to shutdown Windows? Use the following directions to create a Desktop icon that will do it in one quick click:

1 On the Desktop, right-click (in a blank area) and go to New, then to Shortcut (which creates a new shortcut).

2 You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path

3 Enter one of these as the path:

Windows 95, 98, or Me:

C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

Windows XP's shortcut wizard will ask for to 'Type the location of the item:" Enter the following:

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

4 Click the "Next" button.

5 Name the shortcut “Shutdown Windows” and click the "Finish" button

Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done Also, if you want to make life better and faster, you can right-click the new shortcut you just made, go to Properties, and type in X (or whatever letter) in the Shortcut Key box.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 30, 2002